More charges possible in Prosper sex assault

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by CYNTHIA VEGA and STEVE STOLER

WFAA

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 16 at 5:50 PM

PROSPER -- Prosper Police said they expect more charges in the case involving the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at a Prosper party May 4.

Police are also looking into the possibility there may be more victims.
  
Investigators are sifting through online evidence related to a group that calls itself "Team SnapBack."

The group posted online video clips and photos of themselves partying with girls.
    
Two teens under arrest for the alleged sexual assault are seen rapping or posing with girls. They are 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter and 17-year-old Garrick White. They are both students and athletes at Prosper High School.
     
Prosper Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mike Goddard told News 8 the first thing school officials there ever knew about "Team  Snapback" was when police showed up at their door to arrest their students. Goddard said he and other school officials are not in the business of policing social networks, but they would have addressed "Team Snapback" if they'd known about it.
  
Police arrested five Prosper teens in all. Three of them are minors so their names are not being released.
   
Prosecutors said McClinton-Hunter, the son of L.A. Angels outfield Torii Hunter, and a 16-year-old boy forced the 16-year-old girl into a closet and forced her to commit a sex act even as she yelled for help at that May 4 party.

Under oath Tuesday, the 16-year-old boy denied the allegations. He said the girl went into the closet willingly and anything that happened was consensual.
  
McClinton-Hunter's father reportedly returned to Texas to be with his son. McClinton-Hunter's attorney told News 8 he believes the facts of the case will prove Darius is innocent.

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